As we approach the new year, here’s a list of links to the most important news impacting CO2-based (R744) HVAC&R technology in 2018, as selected by our media teams in New York, Brussels and Tokyo. Market, End Users & Technology January Hot Water, Courtesy of CO2Natural refrigerants enter the North American domestic market as apartment…
Subsidies were awarded to two convience store operators, Seven Eleven Japan and Yamazaki Baking, for 39 locations.
Japan’s Ministry of Environment announces the reinstatement of natural refrigerant subsidies for food retail and food manufacturing sectors in the 2018 financial year.
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) revealed their five-year push for CO2 deregulation in a sign of growing adoption of CO2 in the Japanese market.
On 25 July 2017, the Japanese government eased restrictions on CO2, opening the door to wider adoption of large CO2 systems in the Japanese market. This easing of regulations is creating new opportunities for overseas CO2 system and component suppliers.
More must be done to lift barriers to natural refrigerant uptake such as restrictive safety standards, the EIA’s Clare Perry told visitors to the EuroShop tradeshow yesterday.